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  • 2012 FP Upset Special Challenge: Week #11



    No changes at the top of the leader board this week.

    Current Standings

    Last Week

    Now on to Week #11 of the FP Upset Special Challenge. Let's get busy.

    You can join us every week. You can join mid-season. If you miss a week, so what? Come back next week. We're just glad you're here and you'll always have me to talk to down at the bottom of the standings.

    Rules:

    • One pick per week
    • Your chosen team must be at least a (+3) underdog (Only games listed in this column are eligible)
    • Your chosen team must win the game outright (no 'pushes' or 'covers')
    • Season winner is the one with the most upsets correctly chosen between Week #1 through the Conference Championship Games (20 weeks all together)
    • There will be a points system to determine a winner in the event of a tie
    • Points will be accumulated by adding the game spreads for your correct picks (if you take Carolina (+4.5) and Carolina wins, you will be awarded a win and 4.5 points). Be careful making picks based on the number of points possible. Points only count if you are tied for the total wins lead when the whole contest is finished.
    • The No Upsets Option: Predict correctly that 'No Upsets' will occur in any given week and you will be awarded one win and a point total equal to the sum of all the spreads in that week's Upset Special. If you wish to exercise the 'No Upsets' Option, that prediction is due by 5 minutes prior to kickoff of the first game of the week in question. This includes Thursday Night Football and Saturday Playoff games. The 'No Upsets' option is confined to the Upset Possibilities listed in this article.
    • Picks are due no later than 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the broadcast time for your game. The FootballPros.com time stamp on your post is gospel.
    • Spread lines will be posted Wednesday and will remain static throughout the week. This isn't The Sports Book at Caesar's Palace, after all.


    Prizes to be determined but may include a cool icon denoting your status as *ahem* Upset Special Top Dog, a hat or t-shirt or possibly tickets to the Super Bowl (NOT!!)

    Week #11 Upset Special Possibilities (odds by OddsShark). Underdogs in bold.

    Thursday Night Football

    • No games qualify


    Sunday Early Games

    • Eagles (+3.5) @ Redskins
    • Packers @ Lions (+3)
    • Cardinals (+10.5) @ Falcons
    • Jets (+3) @ Rams
    • Bengals @ Chiefs (+3)
    • Jaguars (+16.5) @ Texans
    • Browns (+9) @ Cowboys


    Sunday Late Games

    • Saints @ Raiders (+4.5)
    • Chargers (+8) @ Broncos
    • Colts (+10) @ Patriots


    Sunday Night Football

    • Ravens @ Steelers (+3)


    Monday Night Football

    • Bears (+5) @ 49ers


    Dave's Week #11 Upset Special:

    I almost picked the Steelers, but that 7.5 point swing has me worried too. I thought about No Upsets, but we're Oh for No thus far, someone always comes through.

    I'm going to take the Eagles over the Evaluators and get it over as early as possible.

    Comments 36 Comments
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Bears.
    1. Rich Gapinski's Avatar
      Browns
    1. KabaModernFan's Avatar
      Jets +3
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      Jets.
    1. brauneyz's Avatar
      Iggles, please.

      (Assuming Nick Foles starts. If QB changes, I'll change my pick before gametime.)
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by brauneyz View Post
      Iggles, please.

      (Assuming Nick Foles starts. If QB changes, I'll change my pick before gametime.)
      There is a 99.99% chance Foles starts. Vick is "not ruled out", per Andy and may be "not ruled out" for the remainder of the season.

      I'm going with my Birds against the Deadskins.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Colts
    1. Docta's Avatar
      Steelers
    1. cml's Avatar
      Steelers.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Bears
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      God help me, I almost took the Raiders.

      It's Tebow time: Jets.
    1. BobbyJ's Avatar
      Browns
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Bears
    1. mocoholo's Avatar
      Steelers
    1. jhinkamp's Avatar
      jets
    1. Afrocomb's Avatar
      Bears
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      OAK

      I was thinkin' of KC (again) but they've yet to play well in Q4 at least they had a lead last week, (sometimes the announcers can be so annoying, just like the broadcast team that seems so 'forced' to work with each other, - you'd think they be more like brethren)
      Of all the road teams to watch I think I'll be looking @IND closely
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      Rams
    1. Colts01's Avatar
      uuuhhhh...read that wrong....Am i disqualified from making another pick?
    1. edave's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Colts01 View Post
      uuuhhhh...read that wrong....Am i disqualified from making another pick?
      Go ahead and pick again, I wasn't going to count a vote for the Rams anywhere on the sheet anyway.